It's such a waste to have a closet full of items that we never wear. It makes it hard to find the pieces we actually are looking for and, let's be honest, we only actually wear a small number of clothes on rotation anyway. So, the first thing to think about is which clothes you really use, seem to go with everything, and make you happy to put on. Feeling great is important. Once you've figured that out, we're here to help you with a list of closet essentials that should be sticking around so that you feel on top form with all the bases covered.
The first closet-essential item is a pair of jeans. These can be tailored to suit your preference; skinny jeans, mom jeans, stretched jeans, high-waisted jeans, etc. There are so many different styles available and you can find the one that you feel suits you the most. Having these in your wardrobe is so important, as they will be a strong base for many outfits.
Continuing on the denim theme, a denim jacket is another staple piece. Again, you can choose the style; cropped, oversized, acid-wash, or black denim. Choose the style that reflects your personality most and that you think will be able to go with most of the other clothes you wear. This is perfect for a light jacket in the summer, or you can put a sweater underneath to keep you warm in the winter.
Leggings are amazing and multi-functional as you can use them for sports, and you can also use them for lounging. These are something easy to slip on when you don't want to make too much effort with your outfit, but they still look stylish and elegant. They can be worn with so many things, and always come in clutch when you decide to go on a run or get onto the yoga mat.
Having a dress that makes you feel pretty is so necessary. This is the kind of thing you can wear on a nice summer day, whether it's to the beach, to a picnic, or for drinks in a bar on a warm summer night. Having something you can throw on easily and not have to think about what to match it with is always a great addition to wardrobe-essentials.
It's a good idea to keep some plain items in the wardrobe also because they don't require so much planning and forward-thinking. Plain tees in a variety of colors are something you can rely on to always be there for you when you need them - whether it's just quickly throwing something on to leave the house, or whether it's to stay at home and feel good in. Make sure you pick colors that you love, and that you know you'll wear.
Having a shirt with buttons is important for formal events. Maybe this is a work interview or a dinner party, but making sure the option is there to dress up and feel smart and capable is a great help. There are times when we want to put on our Sunday best, and having a classy, buttoned shirt to help achieve this will go a long way.
As for footwear, sneakers are an absolute must-have. There are so many kinds of sneakers out there, ultimately you should choose the ones that suit you best, and that you enjoy wearing the most. Comfort is a necessity when it comes to these guys, as the great thing about them is that they can be used for daywear and for sport. We recommend going for a nice white pair that you can team up with anything, and investing a bit more money into these guys so that they will last longer and look better.